Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen Nebraska cover art
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Last night I dreamed that I was a child
Out where the pines grow wild and tall
I was trying to make it home through the forest
Before the darkness falls

I heard the wind rustling through the trees
And ghostly voices rose from the fields
I ran with my heart pounding down that broken path
With the devil snapping at my heels

I broke through the trees and there in the night
My father's house stood shining hard and bright
The branches and brambles tore my clothes and scratched my arms
But I ran till I fell shaking in his arms

I awoke and I imagined, the hard things that pulled us apart
Will never again, sir, tear us from each other's hearts
I got dressed and to that house I did ride
From out on the road I could see its windows shining in light

I walked up the steps and stood on the porch
A woman I didn't recognize came and spoke to me through a chained door
I told her my story and who I'd come for
She said "I'm sorry son but no one by that name lives here anymore"

My father's house shines hard and bright
It stands like a beacon calling me in the night
Calling and calling, so cold and alone
Shining 'cross this dark highway where our sins lie unatoned
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nebraska
  • 2 Atlantic City
  • 3 Mansion on the Hill
  • 4 Johnny 99
  • 5 Highway Patrolman
  • 6 State Trooper
  • 7 Used Cars
  • 8 Open All Night
  • 9 My Father's House
  • 10 Reason to Believe


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Springsteen
    album: Track 9 in album Nebraska
    release date: 1982-9-20
    popularity : 60 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 5:08
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    recorded by: Mike Batlan
    guitar: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643835817
    script: Latin